A Letter to The Churches About The Pandemic And Dietary Laws

Dear Church, In 2002, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) originated in bats and civet cats at a wet market and transmitted to humans. In 2009, H1N1 influenza, also known as Swine Flu, was transmitted from pigs to humans. In 2012, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was transmitted by the consumption of camel milk and meat.... Continue Reading →

Poem: The Purpose Of The Church

Church is not a building steeple. Nor a place  for righteous people. Church gathers all who believe Salvation is a free gift you receive. Church is not private but open for all Who truly heed the clarion call. Church was part of God's plan. Redemption before the world began. Church is God's kingdom on Earth.... Continue Reading →

Is It Biblical For Women To Preach In The Church?

First, as far as justification is concerned, there is no distinction between male and female, for all of us are equally sinners, equally justified by faith, and equal heirs in the grace of God (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22; Gal 3:28; 1 Pet. 3:7). I believe all of us are in agreement here. Second, let me... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: Sacred Church Bells

Church bells ring at eight. Sacred wakes up secular. Tradition remains. I enjoy church bells. Growing up, I often drove past a large catholic church who would ring their bells every hour to invite the city for religious services. The sacred space within the church walls told the secular world to wake up. Moreover, the... Continue Reading →

What does God say about Church Discipline?

Today, church discipline is perceived as an unkind action. People don’t like the idea of confronting another person because of its supposed negativity. Consequently, few churches are practicing church discipline today. In this essay, I will argue church discipline is a biblical command, and when done properly, strengthens the health of the church. Jesus told us... Continue Reading →

How to be a Virtuous Leader in the Church

"To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed (1 Peter 5:1)." Elders are men called by God to be overseers. They are known for their prayer life (1 Tim. 2:8), modeling Christ-like service (1 Pet. 5:2),... Continue Reading →

Having a Unity of Mind for Spiritual Growth

  "Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble (1 Peter 3:8)." When I was in college, I swam for the University of Indianapolis. Our opponents pejoratively called us the "international team" and accused us of recruiting illegally. I think they were jealous because our team, full of... Continue Reading →

What is the Spiritual State of the American Church?

We are living in exciting times for the growth of the Church. There is no doubt about that. Large churches are growing all around the United States, adding 1,000s to worship Jesus on Sunday morning. In 2008, an American evangelical denomination reported that 2.5 million decisions were made for Christ. Yet, with all the excitement... Continue Reading →

Are women to remain silent in Church?

This topic has widely been debated, from those within the different denominations of Christianity to atheists, skeptics, feminists, and others who are passionate about the equality of men and women. Before we begin, it's important to recognize that no one is arguing that women are less intrinsically valuable or inferior to men. It's my hope... Continue Reading →

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